Wilson Fire Burns 25 Acres
Last updated 10/26/2017 at 12:03pm
In the midst of warm temperatures, a brush fire engulfed about 25 acres in the Warner Springs/Ranchita area, which was caused by a shooting, according to Cal Fire officials.
Units responded to the fire that broke out near Wilson Road, off of Montezuma Valley Road at around 1:15 p.m. Sunday Oct. 15.
At around 4:20 p.m., the fire was estimated at 25 acres, and 40 percent containment, spreading at a moderate rate of speed, officials said. Firefighters on the ground and crews in the air managed to stop the fire's rate of spread.
Residents were told by the San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies to evacuate.
The fire was sparked by target shootings, according to Cal Fire. The cause is under criminal investigation, as officials search for the suspects.
No injuries or threats to structures were reported.
At around 12:36 p.m. Monday Oct. 16, the fire was 70 percent contained.
The fire was fully contained at about 7:30 p.m., and a final total of 25 acres.
#WilsonFire update: The Wilson Fire that started yesterday near Ranchita is now 100% Contained. Total Acres: 25.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) 17 October 2017
#WilsonFire update: IC advises that the fire is holding at 25 acres and is now 70% contained.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) 16 October 2017
#WilsonFire update: Fire remains at 25 Acres and 40% Contained. The fire has been determined to be shooting caused.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) 16 October 2017
#WilsonFire update: IC reports fire at 25 acres, 40% contained. Crews making great progress.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) 15 October 2017
#WilsonFire :Updated location will be Volcan View Way and Montezuma Valley Road near Ranchita.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) 15 October 2017
#WilsonFire update: IC reports fire at 20 acres, 20% contained, moderate ROS.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) 15 October 2017
#WilsonFire IC reports fire at 10-15 acres, moderate ROS.— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) 15 October 2017